Research Institute for Mechanics
The Research Institute for Mechanics of Lobachevsky University was established in 1974. Prof. Andrei G. Ugodchikov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honored Scientist and a renowned expert in the field of solid mechanics of the deformed body, was the founding director of the Institute from 1974 to 1988. The institute comprises 80 employees, including 6 doctors and 26 candidates of sciences.
Research Institute for Chemistry
The Research Institute for Chemistry was established on February 15, 1944 to meet the growing demand of intensively developing regional industries. Prof. Moisei B. Neiman, Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry, was the first director of the Research Institute for Chemistry.
Radiophysical Research Institute (NIRFI)
Established as a ‘research institute of the Soviet Ministry of Education and Science’ in 1956. Over the last few decades, the Institute has earned a reputation for being on the cutting edge of research and has been placed in the Register of the leading scientific organizations of Russia. On September 15, 2015, the Radiophysical Research Institute (NIRFI) merged with Lobachevsky University.
Research Institute for Physics and Technology
The Research Institute for Physics and Technology was established on August 8, 1930. It was an independent institution until 1932, when it merged with UNN (being called Gorky State University at that time). Nowadays the Research Institute for Physics and Technology is one of the major research units of the university. It comprises 3 departments and 12 well-equipped laboratories. The Institute is given licence from Russian Federal Space Agency to carry out research in space on the orders of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
The Institute of Neuroscience carries out fundamental and applied research in neurobiology. The staff at its labs operate unique equipment to study the brain from molecules to behaviour and undertake experimental research using the methods of fluorescence laser scanning microscopy, electrophysiology and optogenetics. Experiments are carried out both in isolated tissues (cell cultures and slices) and in the whole brain.